Another thought on the DeLay Rule, the rule passed just after the 2004 election designed to allow Tom DeLay to stay on as Majority Leader even after he was indicted for a felony. Most members of the House GOP Caucus voted for it back then. Do they stand by it now? If constituents call, how are they saying they voted?
Last night we noted that Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) is now the House Republican point man on ethics and 'lobbying reform'. A year ago, he was a big supporter of the DeLay Rule. I wonder what he's saying now. Does he remember how he voted?
If you ring up your member of Congress and ask them point blank how they voted on the 'DeLay Rule', they may not remember what you're talking about. Technically, this is the change to the rules of the House Republican Conference, passed in November 2004, which allowed then-Majority Leader DeLay to remain as Majority Leader even if he was indicted. So if you call just be courteous and clear and explain that you feel you're entitled to an answer.
What is your Republican member of Congress saying today?
If you hear anything, drop us a line, let us know what you hear.